For a unique and relaxing holiday in a rural setting, Kowhai Cottage is quiet and private, set under the rugged slopes of Mt Fyffe. The cottage is surrounded by lavender and flower gardens and there is even an on-site gift shop that stocks our own lavender oil and other quality lavender products.
The rustic cottage features macrocarpa grown at Lavendyl in the hand built stairs, beds, kitchen surfaces and bathroom. It features a roof light to let you lie in bed and watch the stars.
Your own private, self contained cottage set amidst the extensive flower and display gardens of Lavendyl . The cottage has it's own private balcony, accessed from the bedroom, with views over the gardens to Mt Fyffe.
Kowhai Cottage contains a Queen and a Single Bed (upstairs), hand-built from Macrocarpa grown at Lavendyl, and a Double foldout settee in the lounge/dining area.
French Doors open from the lounge to the garden, bringing the indoor/outdoor experience New Zealand is famous for.
The bathroom has a spa bath and separate shower. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa bath scented with our own lavender water.
There is a selection of books to read and guests are invited to take away an unfinished tale at a nominal cost or in exchange for another. We also provide a small selection of card and board games in the cottage and guests may also borrow from our games library.
For our young guests, we are able to provide toy boxes. Preferably let us know before arrival if you would like these so we can sort out appropriate ones.
While we don't have a guest laundry at the moment we are very happy for guests to use the onsite washing machine and outside drying line.
•Fully self contained.
•Own garden area with a table, ideal for outdoor dining.
•Indoor spa bath and shower.
•Upstairs bedroom, mezzanine, with a private balcony.
•Panoramic views of the extensive lavender gardens and mountain ranges.
•Queen size bed (upstairs)
•Single bed (upstairs)
•Double Foldout settee (downstairs)
•Lounge & dining area.
•Off street parking
As well as exclusive access of the Kowhai cottage, guests have free access to the extensive gardens. Our friendly chickens always enjoy a visit and food scraps.
We have petanque, French boules, available to guests at all times.
We live on site and are available to assist as necessary. We have extensive knowledge of the local attractions and can help you with bookings, directions, etc.
In spring, if we have lambs being bottle fed, we encourage our guests to grab the opportunity to feed them in the morning or evening.
The gardens and shop at Lavendyl are open to the public from 10:00 to 16:00, except for the peak season of December to February when we open from 09:00 to 19:00. Public visitors do not have access to the cottage area.